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for brown. did he not win his argument today on the bigger issue, whether the drugs the state uses is cruel and unusual punishment and whether making brown choose how he wants to die is constitutional. attorneys for albert greenwood brown argued his execution should be put on hold. first offering him a choice between one drug and a three-drug method violated state regulations. >> this is not proper. >> and second that the method might still cause him pain, considered cruel and unusual punishment though it's just been updated to eliminate that argument. the state argued brown was given a choice by order of a judge and lawyers failed to show evidence of possible pain from the three-drug method. >> the judge refused to block the execution based on arguments. >> he has not demonstrated he's likely to prevail at this time. applications will restraint order is denied. >> brown convicted in 1982 for the 1980 rape and murder of a riverside teenager, susan jordan. if it goes as scheduled it would be the first california execution since being put on hold in 2006 over a concern about flaws in the inje
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